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Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC 44 BC), who would become the first Emperor of Rome, was born on 13 July, 100 B.C. He was born at a chaotic time in Roman history, brought about largely by the rapid expansion of the Roman Empire. The first 20 years of Caesars life were typified by rivalries between the Senate and the Assembly. The electoral system in Rome was also corrupt.

The strength of character, strong will and courage of the most ambitious person of his time are expressed in these three words:

“Veni, Vidi, Vici.” – “I came, I saw, I conquered !”

Credited with the conquest of Gaul and the invasion of Britain, he was a great orator and politician who under his able leadership restored discipline, peace and prosperity throughout the vast Roman Empire. Though a ruler, he led a modest life till his murder in 44 BC.

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”

“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.”